Mr Pitt said that during a conversation with the club’s President Trevor Miller, it was mentioned that the tractor was in parts in the shed and it required a new clutch.
“I knew how important it was to get the tractor back in action to mow the fairways and perform various other tasks – it’s a vital piece of equipment for the club,” Mr Pitt said.
“Gordonvale is a great country golf club, but unlike some of the other clubs in the region has limited finances and relies on a strong force of volunteers to keep the fairways and greens in top order.”
President Trevor Miller said he was happy and relieved to accept the donation.
“To be honest, it is always a bit of a struggle to stay on top of things so getting a donation from our local MP meant the tractor will be fixed and it was one thing we no longer need to worry about,” Mr Miller said.
“We are currently working with Mr Pitt to resolve some issues with the council and the state government regarding our land tenure. Once resolved we will be able to apply for grants which will take a big financial burden away from the club.
“Until then, we do what we have to do to get by – so the financial assistance from Mr Pitt was very much welcomed.”
Mr Pitt said he would like to see more people become members of the Gordonvale Golf Club.
“The Gordonvale course is by far the most affordable of the Cairns clubs,” Mr Pitt said.
“It is perfect for those who want to start out and for pensioners who need to watch their dollars. Social golf for non-members is available Monday to Friday with Monday green fees only $12.
“There is also a junior program which is conducted under the guidance of qualified PGA Professional Daniel Gawley and the Junior Director Sean Metcalf. This program caters for both beginners through to advanced from 6 -17 years of age.”